A flawed design

TECHNICAL DETAILS| AVRO TUDOR

Tudors in production at Woodford in 1946, when prospects for the aircraft still seemed bright.
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The Tudor’s circular fuselage was a conventional, all-metal semi-monocoque structure of 10ft (3m) diameter, formed from channel-section frames with stringers bolted directly to them. The outer sheeting was of two layers of light aluminium sandwiching kapok insulation material.

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